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Old 03-13-2011, 07:15 AM
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tourist to partner/spouse visa?

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I live in the Philippines and my partner is in Australia and holds a permanent visa. We are getting married this coming June. Weve been in a long distance relationship for a long time and its really hard! The thing is shortly after the wedding he needs to go back to Australia for his work. We want to go back together coz were really tired of being apart. I have heard that applying for a partner visa will take time so were planning to get a tourist visa so we can go back to aust together and while am there Im going to apply for an onshore partner visa. Is it possible? or too risky? any advice or suggestions?

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Old 03-14-2011, 04:18 PM
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Most tourist visas can be issued with what is called a No Further Stay condition and that will prevent any further visa being applied for from in Australia and first you need to have a tourist visa granted.

You need to have a look at the eligibility requirements via Family - Visas & Immigration and it may be better for you to apply for the PMV as that is the more appropriate one for your circumstances.
Getting married and not having had a considerable time living together will not necessarily qualify you for a partner visa.





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wanderer thanks for the reply.. you have said that for our part it may be better for us to apply for the PMV but as it is stated there that "[I]the marriage may take place either in or outside Australia as long as the marriage takes place after the applicant's first entry to Australia on their prospective marriage visa.[/]" and for us we cant do that anymore because my partner will be back here in the Philippines by next month because we have so much things to do for the preparation for our wedding.

we talked about it and decided that after we get married i'll apply for an offshore Partner visa. Once we have lodged the application, i'll apply again for a tourist visa.. i have read from some thread that you can simultaneously apply for a visa. so yeah. hope this willl work.. thanks God bless.


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yes you will be allowed to travel to australia on a tourist visa but they will still wait for you to come back to the philippines before your offshore partner visa application will be finalized....i was able to visit my husband in australia after i lodged my 309/100 but i was also reminded about the fact that i need to be here before they can decide on my application..i already had a valid tourist visa prior to lodgement of my patner visa...


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It may still depend on how long you have had a together relationship that will determine whether even an offshore partner visa is granted, Immi nominally looking for something like six months.
There is a visa there you can apply for that would be the best for your circumstances and that will mean putting off your wedding and you need to ask yourself if that is worse than ending up being in a situation where you may not ever get a partner visa.





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yes you will be allowed to travel to australia on a tourist visa but they will still wait for you to come back to the philippines before your offshore partner visa application will be finalized....i was able to visit my husband in australia after i lodged my 309/100 but i was also reminded about the fact that i need to be here before they can decide on my application..i already had a valid tourist visa prior to lodgement of my patner visa...
oh so the immi told you that you need to be back here in the Phil so they can decide for your application? all i know is that offshore Partner visas can only be granted offshore, so when the visa is ready to be granted. You can then nip across to New Zealand (or back to the Philippines) for 3 or 4 days (or longer if you wish) so that your visa can be granted offshore.


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It may still depend on how long you have had a together relationship that will determine whether even an offshore partner visa is granted, Immi nominally looking for something like six months.
There is a visa there you can apply for that would be the best for your circumstances and that will mean putting off your wedding and you need to ask yourself if that is worse than ending up being in a situation where you may not ever get a partner visa.
thanks for the information. my fiance and i have been in a relationship for two years. but most of it we are apart from each other. anyway i have read from some article which is similar to ours and im getting some ideas too..


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I dont think they will decide on your visa while you are in australia if you will lodge your application offshore...in my understanding,they will wait for you to get out of australia before they will finalize your application and plus your passport is with you, so you really need to come home to the philippines so you can submit your passport upon the advise of your case officer.

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oh so the immi told you that you need to be back here in the Phil so they can decide for your application? all i know is that offshore Partner visas can only be granted offshore, so when the visa is ready to be granted. You can then nip across to New Zealand (or back to the Philippines) for 3 or 4 days (or longer if you wish) so that your visa can be granted offshore.


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hi pinay! thanks for the quick reply! oh yeah I'll be outside Australia since i applied for an offshore.

you have mentioned that you had a valid tourist visa prior to your lodgement of your patner visa? but in my part i can't process yet my tourist visa since we're not yet married. our wedding will be this June yet. so we decided that soon after our marriage I'll apply for a tourist visa so we can go back to aussie together and we're planning to lodge the partner visa b4 i will apply for a tourist..


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when you will come with your husband on a tourist visa, will you maximize the allowable stay given to you? if you will,it might prolong your waiting time for your spousal visa.
when i went to visit my husband, my application was still waiting for a CO to be allocated and when i was interview over the phone, the case officer mentioned the date of my arrival here in the philippines and made sure that i am here in the philippines. she checked my travel movement.


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